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Pennsylvania woman arrested after child custody dispute

In some instances of child custody disputes, a court system may find a parent or parents incapable of properly caring for their children. Under these circumstances, a child custody case could lead to a parent no longer having custody of their children. If this situation takes place, parents may wish to learn more about how they could potentially regain custody of their children before taking rash actions.

Unfortunately, a woman in Pennsylvania may have acted inappropriately when she learned that she was about to lose custody of her children. The situation allegedly took place when the woman and children were at a hearing regarding the custody rights of the mother. However, during the proceedings, the woman reportedly left with her children without the proper authority to do so.

As a result, a search was initiated to find the children. Two other women were reportedly involved in taking the children from the hearing, and they, along with the mother, were taken into custody when they were found. The women face charges for interference with child custody and other allegations stemming from the alleged event.

As this situation shows, parents can sometimes act irrationally when it comes to keeping their children. However, a more prudent route would likely be to learn more about how to utilize the legal system to regain custody. Pennsylvania parents who are at risk of potentially losing custody of their children due to divorce or other situations may wish to explore child custody proceedings in the state to better understand how they may go about strengthening their case for custody.

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "3 women arrested in child custody case", Isaac Stanley-Becker, July 19, 2014

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